Honda Further Expands Takata Recall to 340k Vehicles in Japan
29 Mai 2015 - Autoblog
Just days ago, Honda announced it would expand its global Takata airbag inflator recall by 4.89 million vehicles globally. Now, the automaker has broadened the safety campaign in Japan by 340,000 units.
The company's Japanese expansion includes 80,000 vehicles to replace their driver's side inflators. According to Reuters, these cars were covered under an earlier recall but weren't yet repaired. There are also 260,000 additional automobiles in the country in need of passenger side replacements.
Takata's exploding inflators are linked to six deaths and many injuries. Research indicates that exposure to moisture causes the part's propellant to ignite too quickly when the airbag is activated and can cause these ruptures. In testing on components taken from recalled vehicles, Takata found hundreds of cases of them bursting.